PIAG MUSEUM and Miami Beach Botanical Garden hold an opening reception for "Environmental Cubism," a visual-art installation on the garden's Great Lawn. More than 20 artists participated in the concept, using three-dimensional cubes to represent the theme "Earth and Water. Our Planet, Our Life." 6-8 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. Free. Details: www.piagmuseum.org.
The University of Miami School of Architecture presents the Mark Hampton Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Exhibition. Mr. Hampton, an architect from the Tampa area, is known for pioneering sustainable tropical homes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Ends Sept. 30. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Irvin Korach Gallery at the University of Miami School of Architecture, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
Colorful, glowing images pop in this exhibit by underwater photographer Colin Foord. Fluorescent photos document the zoanthids of Florida's coral reefs. On view 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Sept. 26. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center at Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
"Jaguar's Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art from the Lowe Art Museum" features 175 pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning more than 2,000 years, including a rare codex-style Mayan vase with text and mythological imagery. Ends Oct. 31. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: www.6.miami.edu/lowe/index.htm.
In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases 100 objects in its "+5: Recent Acquisitions from the Wolfsonian Collection." Features: a large Teco bottle vase with a swirled base designed by Fritz Albert, a collection of color lithographs by American photographer William Henry Jackson and a tabletop sculpture by Gio Ponti and Tomaso Buzzi designed for the Italian Foreign Ministry. Ends Sept. 26. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse 30 large-format photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore in "Lox with Black Beans and Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida." Images are coupled with brief oral histories on the lives of Cuban Jews who fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture differs from or is similar to larger society. Ends Sept. 26. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Miami Art Museum highlights local artists' work in "New Work Miami." The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, videos and more by 35 Miami-based artists. Ends Oct. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Miami International University of Art & Design showcases "Not Just Made Men," an exhibit on loan from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University. The exhibit features documents and ad campaigns from the early 1960s. Before the opening, a panel of industry experts will discuss graphic design and the advertising industry in the 1960s and how it has evolved. Ends Sept. 30. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. RSVP requested for panel discussion. Details: email@example.com or www.mymiu.edu.
The University of Miami holds an opening reception showcasing the work of its faculty members, including drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and more. 5-9 p.m. Exhibit ends Oct. 29. Wesley Foundation at the University of Miami, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miami.edu.